Applied Development specializes in supporting employees who need an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter. Over the past four years, we’ve had a 99% fill rate, and our interpreters offer thorough understanding and superior skill while adhering to documented best practices. We currently employ a network of 209 nationally certified interpreters who provide superior services to our clients. Our “Best Match” approach to pairing clients and interpreters minimizes risk and maximizes cost efficiency for our client. Our large database allows us to match interpreters who meet certifications and technical requirements. Our interpreters convey nuances, tone, inflection and the spirit of both the speaker’s voice and the signs of the person who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
Applied Development values our interpreters and works closely with them to insure both their satisfaction and high-quality services for clients. Our dedicated Diversability Program Manager works not only to match clients with interpreters, but recruits and retains qualified and certified interpreters for our team. Our interpreters are effective and efficient.
In 23 states across the country, we take pride in supporting veterans by serving as a prime contractor for Sign Language Interpretation Services within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) through the VA Capitol Health Care Network (VISN 5) medical centers, the VA National Acquisition Center (NAC), and the Veterans Health Administration Office of Community Care (VHA CC). At VA offices, our interpreters translate spoken English into ASL during staff meetings and trainings, group discussions, confidential performance feedback, and during other needs for communication. At the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center, we provide interpreters for employees, patients, and family members to ensure that everyone understands the treatment a veteran may receive.
Our Interpreters hold certifications from the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), and/or state organizations, such as the Board for Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI). Typically, they hold a National Interpreter Certification (NIC), Comprehensive Skills Certificate (CSC), Certificate of Interpretation (CI), Certification of Transliteration (CT), Interpretation Certificate (IC), or Deaf Certified Interpreter (DCI) certification as well.